… CHarges Abians To Uphold The Principles Upon Which The State Was Found.
The Hon. Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Rt.Hon. ( Prince) Christopher Ogbonnaya Enweremadu has Commended the founding fathers of the state for their sacrifices, commitment and dedication which gave birth to the creation of Abia State on the 27th of August 1991.
Sir. Enweremadu gave the commendations in line with the spirit of the Abia Day celebration, said these founding father had out of nothing achieved a lot for the present day Abia, as the least Abians can do is to appreciate them.
Sir. Enweremadu who was filled with emotion, recalled the outstanding and remarkable contributions of his Late father, His Eminence, Eze Dr. Bernard Onyenguzoro Enweremadu towards the actualization of the Abia project some forty years ago that later came to fruition on August 1991, and called on Abians at home and in the Diaspora to look beyond political differences and join hands to build the state in the interest of Abia people and those living in the state.
The Crown Prince of Ngwa Land while interacting with News men at the Palace of Eze Ukwu of Ngwa Ukwu, urged Abians not just to adopt the acronym of “God’s Own State” but to practice it in truth and in reality by promoting those traits that tend to unite rather than divide us.
In his words, “The founding fathers of our Dear State founded it on the principles of Equity, justice and fair play, and my father was at the forefront of it.
They had dreamt of a state where marginalization, inequality, discrimination and imbalance will take a back seat. These principles should be our watchword”.
He used the occasion to appreciate the likes of Late Chief Anagha Ezigbe, HRM Eze Ezo Ukandu, General Ike Nwachukwu (Rtd), Sir B R C Okoro, Mr. Ekwuruibe etc for their visionary ideas and contributions, maintaining that it behooves on the current generation of Abians to work towards ensuring that the labors of these founding father will not be in vain.
Recall that His Eminence, Late Eze Bernard Enweremadu had played key role towards the creation of Abia State, and was the first State Chairman of Abia traditional rulers council, having directly understudied great Royals like the Late Eze Onu Egwunwoke and Late Eze Dr. Sir Akanu Ibiam as their deputies in the old Imo and old Abia State Council of Traditional Rulers.